Taking Pride in Their Practice…
Publish Date: 21/11/2012
Not resting on their laurels, The Bodey Practice, have also been awarded ‘Practice Team of the Year 2012’ and Dr Siobhan Macintyre won ‘GP of the Year’ in the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) North West Primary Care Awards, back in October.
In addition, the practice was short-listed as finalists in the National General Practice Awards 2012 in the following categories: ‘Nursing Team of the Year’ and ‘Clinical Team of the Year - Sexual Health’.
All of these awards are in recognition of the team’s hard work and dedication, and the success of the Sexual Health Clinic that they have developed at the surgery, which has been led by Dr Siobhan Macintyre.
Dr Stephen Tomkinson, Bodey Medical Practice comments; “We are very proud of the awards that acknowledge the hard work and commitment that the practice has put into developing and delivering it's services.” .
Dennis Baldwin, GP Project Manager at the Lesbian & Gay Foundation comments;“The Bodey Medical Centre has truly embraced the philosophy of Pride in Practice. They deliver their services in an accessible an inclusive way that takes into account their patients sexual orientation, whilst treating LGB patients with dignity and respect. They are exemplifiers of not just excellent LGB healthcare, but health care in general.”
Some facts about the Bodey Medical Practice service:
- They are the biggest general practice surgery in South Manchester with over 16,000 patients.
- Based in Fallowfield we have a large sexually active student and young adult population (under 25 years of age).
- The clinic has been very popular and sees approximately 1000 patients per annum.
- The clinic offers an on the day service for patients with symptoms, whereas GUM Clinics operate within 48 hour access constraints.
- Approximately 1 in 3 people seen in the clinic have presented with symptoms which could have represented a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
- 1 in 5 patients seen in the clinic required treatment.
- HIV, hepatitis and syphilis blood screening is offered as standard.
For more information on Pride in Practice click here.